Influenced by light coming through from behind when viewing slides on a light box, Peter Bynum realized how painting has been restricted to light only coming at the canvas from the front. Bynum now uses glass as his canvas, following stints with Mylar and Plexiglass, often in multiples where more light can be trapped between layers. The viewer can even use a remote control dimmer to change the level of lighting in some of these illuminated paintings.
Artist: Peter Bynum
Everything is Illuminated runs through April 30, 2011 at Bridge Gallery in New York.